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Tooth Wear

An Authoritative Reference for Dental Professionals and Students

  • Aids identification of causative factors

  • Offers guidance on diagnosis and prevention

  • Describes the full range of current treatment options

Part of the book series: BDJ Clinician’s Guides (BDJCG)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction to Tooth Wear

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. An Overview of Tooth Wear

      • Deepesh Patel, Raelene Sambrook
      Pages 3-14
    3. Tooth Wear and Population Oral Health

      • Jenny Gallagher, Jenny Godson, Rebecca Harris
      Pages 15-25
    4. Risk Factors in Tooth Wear

      • Lucy Slater, Andrew Eder, Nairn H. F. Wilson
      Pages 27-35
    5. Saliva and Tooth Wear

      • Raelene Sambrook
      Pages 37-46
  3. Management of Tooth Wear

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103
    2. A Pragmatic Philosophy of Tooth Wear Management

      • Bas Loomans, Shamir Mehta
      Pages 105-119
    3. Occlusion and Splint Therapy

      • Nicholas Capp, Andrew Eder
      Pages 135-152
    4. Tooth Wear in the Child and Adolescent

      • Paul Ashley, Kathy Harley
      Pages 153-164
    5. Adhesive Restorations

      • Sophie Watkins, Matthew Jerreat, James Baker
      Pages 187-211
    6. Fixed Prosthodontics

      • Konstantina Dina Dedi
      Pages 213-229
    7. Removable Prosthodontics

      • Kenneth Hemmings
      Pages 231-245

About this book

This book, now in an extensively revised third edition, is a superbly illustrated and authoritative reference on tooth wear and its management. Tooth wear is becoming an increasing problem as people are living longer and keeping their teeth for longer, with recent UK surveys showing that at least 75% of adults and more than 50% of children now have some form of identifiable tooth wear. This latest edition addresses this growing challenge by describing practical clinical techniques that will aid identification of the aetiological factors responsible for erosion, attrition and abrasion and by offering guidance in the planning and delivery of appropriate patient care. Readers will find helpful information on difficulties encountered in the diagnosis and prevention of tooth wear, problems associated with controlling the process and strategies for providing management solutions. Alongside thorough updates of the original chapters, this new expanded edition includes several entirely new chapters from highly regarded clinicians and researchers from the UK and Europe. This essential clinical guide will meet the needs of dental professionals and dental students alike.


  • Tooth Wear
  • Management of tooth erosion
  • Tooth abrasion
  • Treating worn teeth
  • BDA
  • BDJ
  • Patients with tooth wear
  • Prevention of tooth erosion

Editors and Affiliations

  • UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Harley Street, Dental and Implant Clinic, London, UK

    Andrew Eder

  • UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London, UK

    Maurice Faigenblum

About the editors

Professor Andrew Eder, BDS (Lond), LDS (RCS Eng), MSc (Lond), MRD (RCS Eng and RCPS Glas), FDS (RCS Eng and Ed), FCGDent, FHEA, is Emeritus Professor and formerly Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute having been a clinical academic at the Eastman since 1990. Throughout this time, Professor Eder has contributed to the training of postgraduates and NHS trainees as well as provided high quality care for patients with complex oral health needs. Most recently, Professor Eder was Pro-Vice-Provost at UCL with responsibility for short courses and executive education across all academic departments. Prior to this, he was Director of Education at the Eastman with responsibility for education and CPD across the Institute. Alongside his academic roles, and as a Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Professor Eder has also been in referral specialist practice in central London for almost 30 years with a special interest in the management of patients with tooth wear. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and a past President of Alpha Omega, the British Society for Restorative Dentistry and the Royal Society of Medicine’s Dental Section. Professor Eder is an Elected Board Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is Chair of the Restorative Specialty Membership Examinations and also the Academic and Innovation Strategy Committee. Professor Eder has also served on the Editorial Boards of the British Dental Journal and the European Journal of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics and has published extensively. In recognition of his various professional, charitable and communal roles, Professor Eder has received honorary fellowships and degrees as well as prizes for teaching and learning.

Dr Maurice Faigenblum, BDS (Lond), LDS (RCS Eng), FDS (RCPS Glas), worked as a clinical academic in the Prosthetics Department at the Eastman Dental Hospital for almost three decades. He was Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer from 1981 to 2003 during which time he developed a special interest in overdenture treatment and the management of tooth wear. As Honorary Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at UCL Eastman CPD from 2003 to 2012, Dr Faigenblum was the Academic Lead for the teaching of removable prosthodontics and also for the British Dental Journal’s CPD Programme from its launch in 2003 with over 20,000 registered participants from across the globe. In 2012, he was appointed Honorary Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at UCL Eastman CPD. Special areas of clinical interest have included biometric guides for complete dentures and implants, advanced tooth wear and also the management of sleep-related breathing disorders. Dr Faigenblum is a past President of Alpha Omega London Dental Society. He has lectured extensively throughout his career and published articles in the British Dental Journal and other leading dental journals. Dr Faigenblum is recognised by the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Prosthodontics and has recently retired from specialist clinical practice after 60 years.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Tooth Wear

  • Book Subtitle: An Authoritative Reference for Dental Professionals and Students

  • Editors: Andrew Eder, Maurice Faigenblum

  • Series Title: BDJ Clinician’s Guides

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-86109-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-86110-0

  • Series ISSN: 2523-3327

  • Series E-ISSN: 2523-3335

  • Edition Number: 3

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 309

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations, 215 illustrations in colour

  • Additional Information: Originally published by BDJ Books, London, 2002

  • Topics: Dentistry

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-86110-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)